Friday Faves: Favorite Music Decade


I’ve been having a lot of fun participating in a weekly vlog prompt with Toni from Just Stop Screaming and some other blogging friends. This week’s topic is to tell you about our favorite music decade.

I’m a huge music lover and have hundreds of songs in the playlist on my phone and literally over a thousand more on my desktop computer so I thought it would be pretty hard to pick just one decade.

The cool thing is, the playlist on my iPhone actually shows the number of times that each song has been played so I scrolled through my list to see what that would tell me – as it turns out, I apparently listen to music from the 80s most often.

My fave artists and bands from that time include the Cranberries, Talking Heads, Prince, REM, Violent Femmes, Love and Rockets, The B-52s, Eurythmics, INXS, Cyndi Lauper and U2. I’d love to hear about your favorite music decade, and your favorite groups.

Thanks for watching! I’m looking forward to bringing you another video next week when we’ll be discussing our favorite lipstick.


Friday Faves: My Favorite Blog


I’m having fun so far participating in a weekly vlog prompt with Toni from Just Stop Screaming and some other blogging friends. This week’s topic is to tell you about our favorite blog.

There are so many blogs that I visit each week and it’s hard to pick just one favorite, but – if I’m ever in need of a laugh I head on over to where Jill Smokler, aka Scary Mommy, entertains thousands on a daily basis. You’ll find lots of tips and confessions on marriage and kids for imperfect parents.

As an example, here’s an excerpt from a recent post by Anna Luther entitled “10 Unrecognizable Post Baby Parts”:

Having three kids has done a number on my body… and my life. From the giant elephant that used to be my vagina to the varicose vein that constantly gets snagged on the coffee table, there are countless parts of myself that I no longer recognize. The top ten…

1. My Elephant. You might call yours a vagina, but I made the mistake of taking a hand mirror down there for some post-childbirth exploration, and all I saw was a giant, weary elephant looking back at me. Sometimes I have nightmares that he’s trying to eat me. On Mondays, I can hear him sighing in exhaustion.

3. My Life after 10 pm. I used to be doing my first shot at 10 pm. Now I feel like I’ve been shot at 10 pm. Going to bed before midnight used to make me nervous that I was missing out on something. Now I start to twitch if I’m not in bed by 11 pm – because I know someone will be waking me up at midnight, one, two, three, four and five.

Between the elephant and the “giant vasshole” she describes in #9, all I can say is, I’ll take a C-section scar any day! So, if you’re a mom (or a dad) who could use a little laughter in your day, go visit


Friday Faves: My Favorite Restaurant


I’m more than a little nervous, but I’ve decided to participate in a weekly vlog prompt with some blogging friends and I plan to bring you a new video every week on Friday. I hope you’ll bear with me as I try to figure out this vlogging thing, and I aim to get better at it each week. This week’s topic is to tell you about our favorite restaurant and dish there.

Back when I was in college, so like 100 years ago, I dated this guy who owned an Indian restaurant called The Oven. I became addicted to the food – the guy turned out to be a jerk, but I got a love of Indian food out of the deal.

The problem is that since I moved back home the nearest Indian food restaurant has been about an hour drive away. Now there’s an Indian place in downtown Pensacola and I’m really dying to try it, but they’re only open for lunch so I’m trying to figure out a way to make that happen. I’m planning to give it a try and promise to report back!

What is your favorite restaurant and dish? I would love to hear all about it!


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